10:45 a.m. Wed. Update on Snow

WHAT: Light snow and snow showers

WHEN: After 4:00 p.m. (accumulation after dark)

HOW MUCH: Dusting to half an inch, up to one inch maximum

The forecast is on track! The current temperature is 40 degrees here in downtown Crossville. That’s down from a high of 43 from this morning. The temp will continue to slowly fall.

Around the region, the temperature at both Tennessee Tech and Nashville International Airport is 41 degrees. The temp is 38 degrees at Clarksville, about 50 miles northwest of Nashville.

The winds will be picking up as we go through day, gusting as high as 25 mph by this evening and overnight. That will add a bite to the air!

By later this afternoon, you may see a snowflake in a rain shower, but no travel issues are expected. Precip will be very light and temps will be in the mid 30s.

After dark, any precip left over will be in the form of snow. As temps continue to drop overnight, that colder air will wring out any leftover moisture in the form of snowflakes. Plus, northwest winds will increase the upslope flow along the western edge of the plateau and that will encourage light snow, as well.

All in all, I’m still expecting a dusting to a half inch for most of us. Some will see up to an inch, especially those of you closer to the western edge of the plateau.

So, this isn’t a major winter storm but there could certainly be some slick spots tonight and tomorrow morning.

I’m still watching Friday closely, too. I think that event could be similar to the snow event we had here a week ago tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Just to be safe, I would get all my errands ran, etc before dark. Just be home and be warm, safe, and off the roads.

I’ll keep watching it all! Again, travel should be fine until dark. We remain under no advisories, but that could change. I still expect winter weather advisories to be issued for tonight and tomorrow morning. That is the lowest of the winter weather threat levels, but it means that cautious travel is advised. I’ll keep you posted!

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